631 Boy Names That Start With C (with Meanings and Popularity)
Boy names that start with C are the third most populous group by initial, following J and A. C names for boys have been dominated for decades by Christopher and Charles.
Along with Charles and Christopher, C names for boys in the US Top 100 include Carter, Caleb, Connor, and Christian. British parents prefer short form Charlie, which ranks among the Top 20 boys' names in England and Wales.
International forms of Charles are popular internationally, with Carlo the top C name for boys in Germany and Carlos the highest-ranking in Spain.
But other C names for boys are popular around the world. Côme is the top-ranking C name for boys in France, while in Italy it's (surprisingly) Christian.
Unique C-starting names for your baby boy include many appealing choices that start with either the hard or the soft C sound, from Cassius to Cyrus, Clancy to Chance.
Here, our full selection of boy names that start with C, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.
Origin:Latin, variation of Cassius
Meaning:"dog; whole heart"
Meaning:"war strife or church"
Origin:Greek, Italian, English
Meaning:"order, beauty, universe"
Origin:Dutch form of Jasper, Persian
Meaning:"bringer of treasure"
Origin:Scottish form of Columba, Latin
Meaning:"my cover is God"
Meaning:"destroyer of peace"
Meaning:"swarthy, coal black"
Origin:English, diminutive of Charles
Origin:Male variation of Calixta or Latin
Meaning:"fortress, walled town,"